Krista Teeri-Niknammoghadam


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Areas of expertise
Finnish language; adpositions; cognitive linguistics; grammar; metaphor; semantics



  • 2021: PhD, Finnish language, University of Turku
  • 2016: MA, Finnish language, University of Turku
  • 2016: BA, Finnish language, University of Turku
  • 2013: exchange studies in Communication studies, Alfred University, USA​​​​​​​

Research visits

  • 1.1.2022–31.12.2022: University of Helsinki, grant-funded postdoctoral researcher
  • 21.1.2020–22.5.2020: San José State University, visiting scholar


I'm currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the project Finnish relations: Changes in Finnish relational predicates from the 16th century to the present in which I study the historical changes pertaining to Finnish adverbials.

In my PhD dissertation, I explored the semantics and metaphoricity of Finnish adpositions and adverbs. After obtaining my PhD, I have studied how the concept of 'grammar' is used in Finnish linguistic research papers. Additionally, I have conducted research on how temporal words are used as discourse markers.



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